The Tokyo Tower is a testament to the advancement of technology and modern life. Inspired by the Eiffel tower design, it is the second tallest man-made structure in Japan and functions as a communications and observation tower. Visitors can climb the tower for unparalleled views of Tokyo and the surrounding areas as well as visit shops and restaurants.

The Tokyo Tower is a testament to the advancement of technology and modern life. Inspired by the Eiffel tower design, it is the second tallest man-made structure in Japan and functions as a communications and observation tower. Visitors can climb the tower for unparalleled views of Tokyo and the surrounding areas as well as visit shops and restaurants.

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial is a haunting tribute to the lives lost when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Set in a park, the memorial features Genbaku Dome, the only building left standing in the vicinity after the bomb dropped. This harsh reminder of a world at war reminds visitors of the importance of human life and honors the victims so they will never be forgotten.

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial is a haunting tribute to the lives lost when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Set in a park, the memorial features Genbaku Dome, the only building left standing in the vicinity after the bomb dropped. This harsh reminder of a world at war reminds visitors of the importance of human life and honors the victims so they will never be forgotten.

Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 meters (12,388 ft). The volcano’s exceptionally symmetrical cone is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as a popular tourist attraction for sightseers and climbers. An estimated 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji every year, 30% of whom are foreigners. The ascent can take anywhere between three and eight hours while the descent can take from two to five hours.

Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 meters (12,388 ft). The volcano’s exceptionally symmetrical cone is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as a popular tourist attraction for sightseers and climbers. An estimated 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji every year, 30% of whom are foreigners. The ascent can take anywhere between three and eight hours while the descent can take from two to five hours.

Kinkaku-ji or the Temple of the Golden Pavilion is the most popular tourist attraction in Japan and Kyoto. The pavilion was originally built as a retirement villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in the late 14th century. Unfortunately, the pavilion was burnt down in 1950 by a young monk who had become obsessed with it.

Kinkaku-ji or the Temple of the Golden Pavilion is the most popular tourist attraction in Japan and Kyoto. The pavilion was originally built as a retirement villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in the late 14th century. Unfortunately, the pavilion was burnt down in 1950 by a young monk who had become obsessed with it.

When you think 'Japan' you don't often picture it as a skiing resort. But who could say no to the opportunity of staying at this amazing ski chalet in Niseko? http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/japan/

When you think 'Japan' you don't often picture it as a skiing resort. But who could say no to the opportunity of staying at this amazing ski chalet in Niseko? http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/japan/

Breathtaking view of Rainbow bridge from a condo in Tokyo http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/japan/

Breathtaking view of Rainbow bridge from a condo in Tokyo http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/japan/

Jigokudani Monkey Park is a famous hot spring area near Nagano. The name Jigokudani (meaning “Hell’s Valley”), is due to steam and boiling water that bubbles out the frozen ground, surrounded by steep cliffs and formidably cold forests. It is famous for its large population of wild Snow Monkeys that go to the valley during the winter when snow covers the park. The monkeys descend from the steep cliffs and forest to sit in the warm hot springs, and return to the security of the forests in the…

Jigokudani Monkey Park is a famous hot spring area near Nagano. The name Jigokudani (meaning “Hell’s Valley”), is due to steam and boiling water that bubbles out the frozen ground, surrounded by steep cliffs and formidably cold forests. It is famous for its large population of wild Snow Monkeys that go to the valley during the winter when snow covers the park. The monkeys descend from the steep cliffs and forest to sit in the warm hot springs, and return to the security of the forests in the…


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Tōdai-ji ( 東大寺, Tōdai-ji?, Grande Templo Oriental), é um complexo budista na cidade de Nara, no Japão. O templo recebeu este nome por se situar a leste do Palácio Heijō). Seu Jardim do Grande Buda (大仏殿, Daibutsuden ), abriga a maior estátua do mundo de bronze do Buda Vairochana, conhecido no Japão simplesmente como Daibutsu (大仏).

Tōdai-ji ( 東大寺, Tōdai-ji?, Grande Templo Oriental), é um complexo budista na cidade de Nara, no Japão. O templo recebeu este nome por se situar a leste do Palácio Heijō). Seu Jardim do Grande Buda (大仏殿, Daibutsuden ), abriga a maior estátua do mundo de bronze do Buda Vairochana, conhecido no Japão simplesmente como Daibutsu (大仏).

There's even little cards that help state you're a vegetarian ^_^

There's even little cards that help state you're a vegetarian ^_^

The Old Summer Palace, known in Chinese as Yuan Ming Yuan (the Gardens of Perfect Brightness), and originally called the Imperial Gardens, was a complex of palaces and gardens in Beijing. It is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northwest of the walls of the Imperial City and was built in the 18th and early 19th century as the place where the emperors of the Qing Dynasty resided and handled government affairs (the Forbidden City was used for formal ceremonies).

The Old Summer Palace, known in Chinese as Yuan Ming Yuan (the Gardens of Perfect Brightness), and originally called the Imperial Gardens, was a complex of palaces and gardens in Beijing. It is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northwest of the walls of the Imperial City and was built in the 18th and early 19th century as the place where the emperors of the Qing Dynasty resided and handled government affairs (the Forbidden City was used for formal ceremonies).

Nikko Toshogu Shrine (東照宮, Tōshōgū) is the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868. Ieyasu is enshrined at Toshogu as the deity Tosho Daigongen, "Great Deity of the East Shining Light". Initially a relatively simple mausoleum, Toshogu was enlarged into the spectacular complex seen today by Ieyasu's grandson Iemitsu during the first half of the 1600s.

Nikko Toshogu Shrine (東照宮, Tōshōgū) is the final resting place of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan for over 250 years until 1868. Ieyasu is enshrined at Toshogu as the deity Tosho Daigongen, "Great Deity of the East Shining Light". Initially a relatively simple mausoleum, Toshogu was enlarged into the spectacular complex seen today by Ieyasu's grandson Iemitsu during the first half of the 1600s.

O Santuário de Itsukushima (em Japonês 厳島神社, Itsukushima Jinja) é um santuário xintoísta situado na ilha de Itsukushima, perto da cidade de Hatsukaichi, na província de Hiroshima, no Japão, que foi construído sobre a água. Foi considerado Património Mundial pela UNESCO em 1996 e está protegido por severas leis de protecção do património. O santuário é gerido pelo governo japonês.

O Santuário de Itsukushima (em Japonês 厳島神社, Itsukushima Jinja) é um santuário xintoísta situado na ilha de Itsukushima, perto da cidade de Hatsukaichi, na província de Hiroshima, no Japão, que foi construído sobre a água. Foi considerado Património Mundial pela UNESCO em 1996 e está protegido por severas leis de protecção do património. O santuário é gerido pelo governo japonês.

O Monte Fuji (em japonês 富士山 Fuji-san) é a mais alta montanha da ilha de Honshu e de todo o arquipélago japonês. É um vulcão ativo, porém de baixo risco de erupção. O monte Fuji localiza-se a oeste de Tóquio (de onde pode ser visto num dia limpo) próximo da costa do oceano Pacífico da ilha de Honshu, na fronteira entre as províncias de Shizuoka e de Yamanashi. Existem três pequenas cidades que envolvem o Monte Fuji, Gotemba a leste, Fuji-Yoshida a norte e Fujinomiya a sudoeste.

O Monte Fuji (em japonês 富士山 Fuji-san) é a mais alta montanha da ilha de Honshu e de todo o arquipélago japonês. É um vulcão ativo, porém de baixo risco de erupção. O monte Fuji localiza-se a oeste de Tóquio (de onde pode ser visto num dia limpo) próximo da costa do oceano Pacífico da ilha de Honshu, na fronteira entre as províncias de Shizuoka e de Yamanashi. Existem três pequenas cidades que envolvem o Monte Fuji, Gotemba a leste, Fuji-Yoshida a norte e Fujinomiya a sudoeste.

Hakone (箱根) is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, less than 100 kilometers from Tokyo. Famous for hot springs, natural beauty and the view of nearby Mt. Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among Japanese and international tourists looking for a break from Tokyo.

Hakone (箱根) is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, less than 100 kilometers from Tokyo. Famous for hot springs, natural beauty and the view of nearby Mt. Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among Japanese and international tourists looking for a break from Tokyo.

The Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー) is a new television broadcasting tower and landmark of Tokyo. It is the centerpiece of the Tokyo Skytree Town in the Sumida City Ward, not far away from Asakusa. With a height of 634 meters (634 can be read as "Musashi", a historic name of the Tokyo Region), it is the tallest building in Japan and the second tallest structure in the world at the time of its completion. A large shopping complex with aquarium is located at its base.

The Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー) is a new television broadcasting tower and landmark of Tokyo. It is the centerpiece of the Tokyo Skytree Town in the Sumida City Ward, not far away from Asakusa. With a height of 634 meters (634 can be read as "Musashi", a historic name of the Tokyo Region), it is the tallest building in Japan and the second tallest structure in the world at the time of its completion. A large shopping complex with aquarium is located at its base.

Great city to go shopping in after a stressful week of work.

Great city to go shopping in after a stressful week of work.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park (広島平和記念公園 Hiroshima heiwa kinen kōen?) is a memorial park in the center of Hiroshima, Japan. It is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack, and to the memories of the bomb's direct and indirect victims (of whom there may have been as many as 140,000).[1]

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park (広島平和記念公園 Hiroshima heiwa kinen kōen?) is a memorial park in the center of Hiroshima, Japan. It is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack, and to the memories of the bomb's direct and indirect victims (of whom there may have been as many as 140,000).[1]

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